Thomas Augustine Hendrick


Thomas Augustine Hendrick

Thomas Augustine Hendrick (b. at Penn Yan, New York, U.S.A., 29 October1849; d. at Cebú, Philippines, 29 November, 1909) was an American Catholic priest; he became the 22nd Bishop of Cebú, the first American to hold this position.

Life

He was ordained priest at St. Joseph's Seminary, Troy, New York, 7 June, 1873, and spent 29 years in parish work in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester.

When the reorganization of the Catholic Church in the Philippines was undertaken after the Spanish-American War, he was appointed Bishop of Cebú, and consecrated in Rome 23 August, 1903. He took possession of his See on 6 March, 1904. He died from cholera.

References

*"Catholic Union and Times" (Buffalo 4 December, 1909);
*"Catholic Directory"

External links

* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07215a.htm "Catholic Encyclopedia" article]
* [http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bhendrick.html "Catholic Hierarchy" page]
* [http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Thomas_A._Hendrick Wikipilipinas page]


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